Scott Raney was elected Vice Chairperson of the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association (LCAA) Board at their monthly meeting on February 4th. LCAA is an alumni organization for the graduates of the Leadership Charlottesville program offered by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. It's dedicated to continuing the networking, learning, and community activities stimulated by its members’ participation in the Chamber program. Congratulations to Scott on representing himself and the firm so well!
Flora Pettit news and past speaking engagements are listed below.
Jennifer Shirkey Attending the ESOP Association’s 2020 Professionals’ Forum in New Orleans February 5-7, 2020
The ESOP Professionals' Forum is a meeting designed exclusively for high-level professionals who provide technical and legal assistance to ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) companies. Jennifer Shirkey practices extensively in this highly specialized and complex area of law providing advice to selling shareholders, companies, and trustees at all stages of their ESOPs’ life cycles—from formation to termination and everything in between. ESOPs can be an excellent business succession planning tool that’s a win-win for both company owners and employees. Jennifer can help you identify whether your company is a good candidate for an ESOP, and she can assist you with keeping your current ESOP in compliance if you already have one.
Andrew Stockment Awarded the Young Lawyers Division Sandra P. Thompson Award at the VBA Annual Meeting in Williamsburg
Our own Andrew Stockment received the Sandra P. Thompson Award from The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). It recognizes an individual for "outstanding work and long-term service" and is the YLD's highest honor. YLD Chair Jennifer Ligon’s remarked, "This year’s recipient has a leadership history with the YLD too long to list in full. I personally have benefited from this person’s service to the YLD in both my role as an officer and in working with him on various projects. Through all of his years as a YLD member and officer, Andrew has faithfully served the YLD and been a true pleasure to work with and learn from."
Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program is one of more than 850 voluntary green pricing programs throughout the country that provide customers with a practical and economical way to support renewable energy and harness the benefits. By enrolling in this program, Dominion Energy will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from regional wind, solar, and biomass facilities on our behalf. RECs enable individuals and organizations to channel funds to green power projects, mitigating the environmental impact of their energy use. Purchasing RECs also helps support future growth and production of new clean energy technologies. We are excited to participate in this program which will enable us to have a positive environmental impact in the communities where we live and work.
Richard Howard-Smith has been honored with election as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is one of the world's leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. The ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects on issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. Richard is proud to play a part in promoting justice and the study of law throughout the world.
Flora Pettit Was Pleased to Attend and Sponsor Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony
Flora Pettit was a Platinum Table and a Program Sponsor for the HR Chamber’s Annual Banquet. Flora Pettit has always been a big supporter of the Chamber with several of its attorneys serving on the Board and Committees through the years. In fact, Cathy Welsh is a Past Chair of the Chamber. The Annual Banquet is always a great opportunity to see our many business clients who make practicing law in the Valley such a pleasure. Congrats to all of the award winners and the Chamber staff for another fantastic year.